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Donnie Yen

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IMDb:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0947447/

Date of Birth:27 July 1963, Canton, China

Height:5' 8" (1.73 m)

Trademarks:Likes to choreograph realistic, creative and unconventional fight scenes Known for playing tough and impulsive characters in his films. Likes to execute various kicking techniques - including jumping splits-kick, jumping front-kick, jumping back-kick while running forward and chain-kicks while moving forward Prefers to work with real martial artists in his films. His collaborations range from well-established practitioners such as Jet Li, Collin Chou, Jing Wu, Xing Yu, and Siu-Wong Fan to experienced fighters like John Salvitti, Michael Woods and Cung Le. Frequently collaborates with Wilson Yip Started utilizing the "chain punching" technique more often in some of his recent films after the big success of Yip Man (2008), Also likes to execute few other punching techniques in his fight scenes, such as "wind-up"- and "superman" punches. His fight scenes often involve people hitting each other's fists and kicks at the same time, or each other one after another. His characters - whenever he's playing lead or co-lead roles - are often given late introductions in the beginning of his films. Includes parkour in between his fight scenes. Usually makes soft "o-faces" during his fight scenes, similar to Bruce Lee's facial expression doing the famous high-pitched battle scream. Started utilizing MMA in his fight scenes more often after making SPL: Sha po lang (2005). This can be seen in all of his contemporary action films that followed suit. Frequently collaborates with Woo-Ping Yuen. Uses slow-motion for certain takes during his fight scenes to showcase the power of techniques done by actors he works with. Likes to kick away objects either off ground or in the air during his fight scenes. Some of his films shows him sitting on antagonists' bodies after beating them up.

Source:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0947447/

UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 16th December 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story poster
Contains moderate violence. Suitable for 12 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

In 1 cinema on Wednesday 13th December 2017 view the list. According to our cinema listings this may be the last showing.

Official Site:

Directed by:

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Language:

English

Runtime:

2 hours 14 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success.

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UK Cinema Release Date

Thursday 19th January 2017
xXx: Return of Xander Cage poster
Contains moderate action violence, sex references and infrequent strong language. Suitable for 12 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown in UK cinemas on 16th March 2017.
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Produced by:

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Language:

English

Runtime:

1 hour 46 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

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UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 6th October 2017

Estimated UK DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date

January-April 2018
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Chasing the Dragon poster
Contains strong violence, language and drug references. Suitable for 15 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

Today in 1 cinema view the list. According to our cinema listings the last showing is on Saturday 21st October 2017.

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Written by:

Genres:

Action, Biography, Crime, History

Language:

Cantonese

Runtime:

2 hours 8 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

The year is 1963, an illegal immigrant named Ho sneaks into British-ruled Hong Kong. Equipped with guts and combat skills, he plunges into the underground world getting into constant conflict with rivals. After many adversaries, the once good-natured man is physically crippled and turns into a monster more atrocious than all the most corrupted cops and ruthless drug dealers. Ho eventually emerges as the most powerful drug lord under the control of Chief Detective Sergeant, Lee Rock. However, with the establishment of Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) by the law enforcement in 1974, Rock is forced into premature retirement. But Ho still insists he would not be stopped as he determines to become the sole dictator of the drug empire.

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Last update was at 07:15 19th October 2017